Monday, December 14, 2009

Club Anya Holiday Blog Hop!

Hello! Hello!

Welcome to the Club Anya Holiday Blog Hop! Today we are celebrating the newest stamp release at the Greeting Farm which will be available for purchase tonight at midnight CST... yeah!
If you haven't been already, head on over to the Club Anya blog to start the hop and keep referring back to it for the master hop list so you don't get lost along the way. I promise that you'll really want to make it through the entire hop because IN ADDITION to the fun awards that will be given out to a few lucky participants, ONE lucky commenter who completes the hop and then returns to Club Anya will be eligible to win tonight's ENTIRE RELEASE! Good luck! There are prizes GALORE tonight! :)
And if all that wasn't enough fun for you we also have a chat going on over at the Club Anya PCP page right now. The chatter is quick and lively and always a blast... hope to see ya there!

Ok, so I had a couple different ideas for my holiday hop card today and in the end I didn't even use a single "Christmas" TGF stamp at all... gasp!
I had the idea to create a Nutcracker themed card and right away knew that Ballet Anya would make a perfect Clara with just a few alterations to her dress. At first finding the perfect Ian to alter into the Nutcracker prince was a bit of a head scratcher but as soon as I came across Rescue Ian I knew I had a winner. All I did was wipe away his helmet and the stripes from his outfit then drew in his new costume and I love how he turned out. Now he looks ready to battle that mean ol' Mouse King! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!
Supply list:
cardstock- Cardstock Warehouse and GP
paper- October Afternoon (Very Merry)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Rescue Ian and Ballet Anya), Inkadinkado (tree), Sassafras Lass (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox chestnut roan chalk ink, Versamark clear, Nick Bantock vermilion lacquer and sapmoss green
Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel
Kaiser Craft pearls
Heidi Swapp edge distressor
Ranger Stickles
EK Success silver pen
Sakura clear glaze pen
machine stitching
Copic clear Spica glitter pen
Copic multiliner pens 0.1, 0.3, 0.5
Copic markers:
Nutcracker:
skin- E00, E11, R20
hair- C3, C5, C7, C9, B69
clothes- C3, C5, C7, C9, 100, R02, R05, R08, E19, B63, B66, B69, Y15, Y17, Y19, E40, E41
Clara:
skin- E00, E11, R20, BG000, E50
hair- E25, E27, E29, E59
dress- G0000, G000, G00

82 comments:

Cr8ive ME said...

OMG!

What a fab card! Reminds me of The Nutcracker.

{hugs}
Mary aka CMCMaryD

Elena said...

OMG! Fabulous! Nutcracker Ian looks fantastic! Your card is like a Christmas fairy-tale! You are so talented, Amy!

Tanya said...

BEAUTIFUL!!

As always, another great card!

Kelly Booth said...

OH amy...that is the CUTEST!!!!! You rock!!!

Sparkle said...

Such a gorgeous card!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so wonderful and fun.

Angela said...

Too cute Amy!! Love this!!
Angela

Janna said...

Amy this is so clever!!! I adore all the amazing alterations you did! Wow, wow, wow! I love the nutcracker. My mom and grandma and I would always go to see it at this time of year. Thanks for bringing back some wonerful memeories!

Smiles,
janna

Dawn said...

Oh Creative is this!!!!!!!!! I LOVE it!!!!!!

Lysa said...

How did I know you would totally just rock with the altering? You are awesome!

kim-paperbabe said...

Oh My Word what a totally fantastic card and you really ROCK creativity girl this card is stunning HuGS Kim :)

Sandra MacLean said...

Unbelieveably adorable Amy!!!! Even my 4 year old who just went to see the Nutcraker, knew who these characters were! :)

Jacqueline said...

AMAZING and clever!!! Perfect nutcracker characters!! :D

Country Mouse said...

Loving this Nutcracker themed card!

WickedPixie said...

Aaagh! I am jumping up and down here! Amy, you have outdone even your fabulous self with this one!! Love it!! :-)Traci

Sammi said...

Oh man... this is AWESOME!!! Love it Amy!!
Anya looks adorable and the nutcracker is splendid!!
GORGEOUS work!!!
xxx

beadz said...

How cleaver to alter Ian this way!

Robin McK said...

This card is brilliant - so creative!

Lynda Nielsen said...

OHHHHHHHHHHH MY GOODNESS... What a completely Awesome idea!!! I love your Nutcracker card Amy...
Big Hugs
Lynda

Pam Varnell said...

Totally fantastic Amy. Love this cute Christmas card and your altering is amazing!!! Hugs!!

Kim Y. said...

Totally awesome, Amy! GREAT altering!

Catherine said...

Brilliant! Absolutely, positively brilliant! Love the sheet music background and the nested circles just really make it all pop! TFS!

kadie said...

Leave it to you, Miss Amy! This is MAGICAL!

Tracey Feeger said...

Oh so cute Amy. Love the Nutcracker - so do my kids so I am guessing this will be my favourite on the hop.
mwah
Trace

the paper bug said...

Love your nutcracker Ian! So clever!

Rebecca

StampOwl said...

Fabulous!

Danni said...

You rock!! This is truly amazing!! Awesome!

Jodi said...

What an adorable Nutcracker card!

Cheryl Walker said...

OMGosh this is BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love how you made Anya and Ian look soooo sweet in their outfits, perfect job on Ians tooo!!! Love them both!!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Randi said...

BRILLIANT!!! These are the perfect altered Nutcraker pair!! SOOO love this!

Loz (Aus) said...

Awsome!! They look fantastic!

donna mikasa said...

Your altering is simply GENIUS, Amy!! Makes me want to see the Nutcracker again....Love your card!!

Kris said...

OMGoodness Amy!!! this is sooooo CUTE! LOVE the nutcracker theme and Ian is just perfect! =D

Jenn said...

Fabulous card Amy!!!

Kristy Young said...

This is a gorgeous xmas card! I love the ian and anya's you have used, tfs.
Kristy Young x

Javablustamper said...

OMGosh!! Girl!! My daughter would LOVE this!! I just took her to see the Nutcrafter, for the first time!! She is 7!! I LOVE ALL of your work!! AWESOME!!



Take care!

Sara said...

ack!!!!! i love it!!!! you did an amazing job and i just love the nutcracker-go you!!!!!

xoxo
sarabeth

Shaz said...

WOW! they are too perfect!

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

Wowza!!! You are an absolute genious! DD loves the nutcracker. I'm going to have to attempt this. Thanks for the inspiration.

Shirley N said...

Amy this is so adorable. Love it!

Carisa said...

oh man, girl, you always blow me away with your altering!! i'm lucky if i can make the original stamp look decent. LOL

T in Etown said...

oh my gosh how talented you are..looove this idea...starting humming sugar plum fairy dance..great job.

Crafty Jenn said...

This is fabulous!! I love everything. The "ghost" image of the tree in the background is way cool. ;)

<3 Jenn

Nena said...

What a creation!!Thank you for all the details
and the inspiration:-)

RiNNE said...

Ok...I just told Randi that hers was my fave card of the night. But I have to say this will have to be a tie! I LOVE the Nutcracker and Amy...you did a terrific job!! I love your alterations and the papers/embellies you chose!! SOOOO WONDERFUL!

scrappypug said...

This is just perfect- so cute and a great combination!

Jessica said...

wow, your card is just beautiful!

Mary said...

Beautiful card!

hugs
Mary

MicheyMoo said...

Ahhh Amy....how delightful. They are so cute together and totally capture the Christmas spirit - without actually being "christmas stamps".

Gorjuss. Hugs. xxxx

Anna said...

Okay, love this! My daughter is doing the Nutcracker this weekend, and this card is simply perfect!

Kerry said...

OMGosh Amy, it's totally awesome, loveeeee it! YOU ROCK GIRL!

~*Joni said...

FABULOUS IDEA!! I knew you would put up something that was so amazing it was ridiculous. :D Awesome pairing, I love Nutcracker Ian and Ballerina Anya's altered (longer) dress is fabulous.

JenniferCR said...

OMG! What a brillant idea and a gorgeous card! Now Marie just needs to make this little Nutcraker Ian into a stamp for the rest of us! ;) So cute! Love it!

Jen Shults said...

AMAZING! I love that little drummer boy. You and your originals never cease to amaze me. :D

Kristyn said...

Loving your creativity as always! That card is simply AWESOME!

Stamping Cafe said...

Wow, Amy! You are just amazingly talented! Love Nutcracker and love your card!! You totally ROCK!!

Lindsay said...

I love love love the nutcracker!!!! i AM SOOOO GOING TO TRY THAT FOR MY CHRISTMas scrapbook!

GobeaGirl said...

Oh gosh Amy, This is sooo adorable...I wish I had been home for the fun, but I just love your creativeness...Hugs. Lisa

Peggy said...

Such an adorable card!

Leanne said...

Wow, that is such an amazing card Amy! love the alterations and the coloring. The whole card is beautiful.

Ironlady said...

So Pretty

Donna said...

Amy...This is just stunning!! Your colouring is to die for and the layout amazing!! REALLY beautiful creation!! Xx

Jenny said...

OMG Amy!Another fab creation.This is soooo darling. I love love how you made Anya & Ian into the nutcracker theme. Great altered! You are so good at it!

Alice Wertz said...

this is too cute Amy!! such a fun card!

Claireabelle said...

Wow, just fabulous Amy!
xx

flati said...

Love your card Amy!
Hugs, Sonja xx

BishopsMommie said...

omgosh...so darling!!love it

Dawn said...

WOW - amazing card

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Amy this is fabulous! You rock! :) x

Kim Dellow said...

Absolutly stunning Amy, I just adore what you have done with Ian - you are so clever :) Kim

Rachel said...

Your best altering job YET! And it's hard to say that b/c your stuff is so awesome ;0) Really, REALLY fantastic Amy, your cards are so inspiring every day!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Oh my gosh - that is PRECIOUS! What a great idea!!!!

Crafty Dawn said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Love Dawn xx

Caz said...

Fab...you are just so clever at altering them.
Hugs
Caz
x

Gabby said...

I am JUST NOW hopping along! LOL! But it's worth the wait. Your creations are gorgeous! Let me not forget your AMAZING alterations!!! Love them! What a way to start my morning with my cuppa joe in hand! ;)

BTW...been meaning to let you know I received your GORGEOUS Christmas card...OMG I love it! I loved it when I saw it on here and love it even MORE in person! :D It is proudly being displayed on our tree!

Angie said...

I just can't get over this card! I didn't have time to comment during the hop, but this is a WOW! It's like these two were meant to be the Nutcracker and Clara! HOW do you color so amazingly? Her dress truly looks like guaze material and his helmet and boots looks so shiny! AMAZING Amy!

Sue D said...

Very clever!

Heather Schlatter said...

This is totally adorable Amy!!! I love what you did and I really love the theme Sunday I took my girls to The Prarie Nutcraker Ballet so this make it even more special seeing this card wonderful job!!!!

Kim Nath said...

Incredibly beautiful!

Tonje said...

Oh gosh! This is so clever! Love love love it!

Shesjetlagd said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE!! LOVE how you altered Ian into a Nutcracker!!! You are sooooo talented!!

Holly said...

You are so clever, I just love it!